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The molecular mechanism by which polydnaviruses of endoparasitoid wasps disrupt cell-mediated encapsulation reactions of host insects is largely unknown. Here we show that a polydnavirus-encoded protein, produced from baculovirus and plasmid expression vectors, prevents cell surface exposure of lectin-binding sites and microparticle formation during immune(More)
We have cloned a Drosophila homolog of the membrane fusion protein CDC48/p97. The open reading frame of the Drosophila homolog encodes an 801 amino acid long protein (TER94), which shows high similarity to the known CDC48/p97 sequences. The chromosomal position of TER94 is 46 C/D. TER94 is expressed in embryo, in pupae and in imago, but is suppressed in(More)
To explore a possible signal function of glycodeterminants and the tissue specificity of glycosylation in Drosophila melanogaster, hemomucin, a surface mucin previously isolated from cell lines was studied. It was shown to exist in two glycoforms with molecular masses of 100 and 105 kDa, respectively. The two forms differ by the presence of O-linked(More)
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